Statement of Faith

  1. The Holy Trinity – There is only one God, but he is revealed in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is infinite and perfect in all His qualities.
    • Gen. 1:1; Deut. 6:4; Ps. 90:2; Matt. 3:16-17; 28:19; John 1:1-2; 16:13; Acts 5:3-4; Eph. 2:18; 1 John 5:7
  2. Jesus Christ – The Son is called Jesus, who is fully God and fully human at the same time. Jesus willingly died on the cross for our sins, literally rose from the dead, and will literally return in the future.
    • Matt. 1:23; John 1:14; Matt. 26:28; 27:62-66; 28:5-9, 16-17; John 14:1-3
  3. The Holy Spirit – is sent by the Father and the Son to actively live within believers giving spiritual life, victory over sin, and guidance in truth.
    • John 14:16-18; 15:26; 16:7-15; Acts 5:3-4; 2 Cor. 3:17; Gal. 4:6
  4. The Holy Scriptures – All sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments are God’s Word revealed to mankind and are reliable, unique, and sufficient for salvation.
    • Ps. 19:7; Matt. 5:17-19; Luke 24:27; John 17:17; 2 Tim. 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21
  5. Original Sin – As a result of Adam’s sin, every human being is born with an inclination toward evil and away from God. This inclination causes humans to commit actual sins themselves, and may be cleansed by the Holy Spirit.
    • Gen. 8:21; Ps. 51:5; Jer. 17:9; Rom. 5:12, 18-19; Eph. 2:3
  6. The Atonement – Jesus Christ made a full atonement (covering and satisfaction of penalty) for all human sin. It is sufficient for the entire human race and is applied on the condition of repentance and faith.
    • Is. 52:13-53:12; Luke 24:45-47; John 3:16; Acts 4:12; Rom. 3:24-26; 5:8-11, 18-20; 1 John 4:10
  7. The Free Will – Humans are created with a free will to make choices for or against God. Yet, we also believe that due to sin, the ability to choose rightly is only because of God’s grace that is bestowed on all mankind. Even after choosing to accept God’s saving grace, a person is still free to reject grace and forfeit salvation.
    • Gen. 1:27; 2:16-17; 6:5; Deut. 30:19; Josh. 24:15; Ps. 51:5; Mark 7:21-23; John 7:17; Hebrews 11:6; James 4:17; Rev. 22:17
  8. Repentance – consists in knowledge of, a sorrow for, a voluntary confession and turning from sin.
    • Mark 1:14-15; Luke 5:32; 24:46-47; Acts 3:19; 5:31; 20:21; Rom. 2:4; 2 Tim. 2:25; 2 Peter 3:9
  9. Justification, Regeneration and Adoption – These three actions by God occur concurrently and include the following results in every believer: clearing of guilty record; imparting spiritual life and victory; and acceptance into family of God.
    • Acts 13:38-39; Rom. 3:28; 5:1-2; John 1:12-13; 3:3-8; 2 Cor. 5:17; Eph. 2:5,10; Col. 3:9-10; Rom. 8:15; Gal. 4:5,7; Eph. 1:5
  10. Entire Sanctification – The infilling of the Holy Spirit, after new birth when the believer is cleansed from original sin. It is received on the condition of total consecration and faith. It results in spiritual power for victorious living and a mature love for God and fellowman.
    • Matt. 5:8, 48; John 17:17; Acts 15:8-9; 1 Thess. 5:23-24; 1 John 1:7; 4:17-18
  11. The Second Coming of Christ – Just as Jesus Christ physically and literally came to earth at birth, he will also literally return to receive all those who believe.
    • Job 19:25-27; Matt. 24:1-51; John 14:1-3; 1 Cor. 1:7-8; Rev. 19:11-16; 22:7
  12. Resurrection, Judgment and Destiny – All people will be raised from the dead, both saint and sinner. Everyone will be judged for deeds in this life. The saved shall finally receive life everlasting and the unsaved shall receive eternal punishment in hell.
    • Job 19:25-27; 1 Cor. 15:1-58; Rev. 20:4-6, 11-15; Heb. 9:27; Dan. 12:2; Matt. 25:34-46; Mark 9:43-48; 2 Cor. 5:6,8,10; Rev. 21:1-22:5, 14-15
  13. The Sacraments – are signs of grace, as well as a means of receiving grace from God. There are two sacraments: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
    • Matt. 3:13-15; Acts 2:38-41; Rom. 6:3-4; Matt. 26:26-28; 1 Cor. 10:3-4, 16-17; 11:23-29
  14. Divine Healing – Physical healing is included in the atoning death of Christ but not always within God’s purposes. Believers should offer the prayer of faith for the healing of the sick without forbidding the use of modern medical knowledge.
    • Matt. 10:8; Luke 9:2; 1 Cor. 12:9, 28; James 5:14-16
  15. Rule of Faith – Being born again by the Spirit and giving evidence of spiritual life in daily actions are adequate conditions for membership in the church. The Holy Scriptures are sufficient for faith and practice, and God’s Spirit can guide every believer into the truth.
    • John 3:3; Eph. 2:8-10; 2 Tim. 3:15-17